TOP -- Texas Organizing Project Houston, TX, United States
Jul 20, 2017Full time
Immigration Community Navigator Organizer in Houston, TX About the Texas Organizing Project (TOP): Founded in 2009, TOP, has become the leading statewide organizing group in Texas, advancing racial and economic justice through community and electoral organizing. Our programs are anchored in the three largest metro regions of the state, Houston, Dallas and San Antonio. We have a base of over 100,000 members and supporters who are reflective Texas’ growing population - people of color, low-moderate income families. Through on the ground organizing, grassroots leader trainings, direct action, policy advocacy and electoral engagement we have made gains in policy solutions and public investments in neighborhood infrastructure, family sustaining jobs, affordable housing, community schools, health access and immigrant rights. TOP also runs the largest independent grassroots electoral field operation in the state, activating over 200,000 voters of color each election cycle. Position Summary: Texas Organizing Project is seeking a talented and dedicated Immigration Community Navigator Organizer to conduct outreach to immigrant populations in order to connect them with legal and other services related to immigration matters in Houston. The ideal candidate believes deeply in the importance of building community leadership, capacity and power. S/he must be able to organize and effectively communicate at all levels – with grassroots community people as well as established community leaders and policy experts. The Immigration Navigator Organizer will recruit and train other Community Navigators (grassroots immigration super-volunteers) and Women’s Leadership Development Program participants in leadership development, naturalization and financial literacy, as well as other areas of immigration law, policy and community organizing priorities for our city. The Community Navigator Organizer will also be responsible for organizing events, tailoring our local curriculum, coordinating with local legal, community organization and corporate partners, and coordinating with other statewide WE Lead programs and national partners NPNA, Jones Day and Citi Community Development. Position: Immigration Community Navigator Organizer Job Qualifications A successful candidate will have experience in training and either community organizing or legal services; take initiative independently and able to work in a collaborative, fluid team environment; commitment to social justice and immigrant rights from the grassroots up, and building the leadership of directly affected individuals as vital messengers and leaders in their communities. This position will be supporting the Immigration Campaign and report to the Statewide Immigration Organizer. Qualifications: Two years of related work experience; Experience working in a legal setting; preferred Organizing experience; preferred Ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines, and working in a fluid and fast-paced environment Personal interest and passion for leadership development of grassroots immigrant leaders and engaging new communities in social justice and immigrant rights work Ability to design flyers and other outreach materials. Knowledge of basic design programs; Collaborative and team-oriented work style Good written and verbal communications skills Self-discipline and rigorous work ethic Ability to work irregular hours including nights and occasional weekends (position is full-time salaried FLSA-exempt); Must have a car and driver’s license Fluency in English and Spanish (strong written and verbal communication skills in both languages); Job Responsibilities Recruit team of Community Navigators & Grassroots Women Leads to participate in Community Navigator & WE Lead Cohorts Organize & Lead monthly Community Navigator Trainings / Meetings Organize & Lead quarterly WE Lead Women's Leadership Development Trainings / Meetings Coordinate WE Lead mentorships with staff and attorneys from local Jones Day Office Coordinate regular meetings, creative activities and roles with WE Lead local partners: Jones Day local office, Municipal government, organizational partners & local donors Specialize & build upon existing national Community Navigator Curriculum & WE Lead Curriculum to fit local context of our city, in partnership with our organizing team Track and report on activities of trained Community Navigators and WE Lead participants Participate in national coordinators calls & learning calls with NPNA partners Must keep current of changes in immigration law and procedures Maintain required job skills and core professional competencies Attend and participate in required educational programs and staff meetings, and perform other duties as assigned Timeline: Applications will be accepted until position is filled. To apply: Please email a resume, cover letter and three professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org . As an equal opportunity employer, Texas Organizing Project embraces diversity and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of age, race, color, creed, gender, religion, marital status, veteran’s status, national origin, disability, or sexual orientation. Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.